Today’s unexpected knitting thought came to me by post!
This little book of 10 poems was a lovely surprise gift from a non-knitting friend who clearly knows me well!
The small paperback book has a vintage feel, with a textured card cover on the outside, 20 white pages of classic font on the inside, and the addition of a couple of small pen-and-ink illustrations as decoration, resulting in an uncluttered and easy-to-read publication.
The evocative poem titles include:
- The Symbolism of Ancient Sweaters
- The Knitter
- The Manly Art of Knitting
- The Knitting Song
- Dropped Stitches
- Needle Work
- Neighbours We’ll Not Part Tonight
- For My Grandmother Knitting
I love that the poets have captured a snapshot of their relationship with knitting, and shared it with their audience – so many different stories, styles and experiences, yet all thought-provoking and linked by yarn.
Have you come across any poetry about knitting? Or have your written any yourself? I’d love to hear all about it!